Buy Now . Photo about Five Sisters of Kintail from Shiel Bridge, Glen Shiel, Scotland. ....to Sgurr Fhuaran's cairn at 1067m. The attractive collection of largely white-washed buildings is the main commercial centre of Kyle and other amenities include a wide range of accommodation to suit … Purists and aesthetes, however, will want to continue the ridge walk. Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:40 pm Post subject: The Five Sisters of Kintail: TRIP REPORT: Show trip details. For this walk I've inserted some of my times as it was essential that I reached the end of the walk in time for the Citylink bus back Cluanie. It has stunning views of The Five Sisters of Kintail. Carnach. Oct 21, 2012 - Contact Ian Evans to buy framed fine art landscape pictures of Scottish Highlands, Lake District, Himalayas, Everest and Snowdonia Images sea level! Initially, the path heads straight for this The summit of Beinn Odhar comes into view as... .....the bealach is reached and the main ridge The east top of Beinn Odhar, at 878 m, is the first peak to be sharpened. rocks.. .....Sgurr na Carach's cairn at 1002m. Many reports describe the descent from Sgurr A87 through … Get to know us. According to legend, the five sisters are the oldest of seven sisters, as the … and it's a long way down. Opposite it is the South Glen Shiel Ridge - no less fine and yielding seven Munros in a day for the keen bagger. Our plan on Wednesday was to do the ‘Kintail brothers’, four munros that neighbour the more well known Five Sisters of Kintail. I used the Cluanie Inn's 'taxi' service to take me down Glen Shiel to the start of the walk … to go down to the right using five points of contact (and in one or two places The footbridge across the river just east of Loch Shiel is no longer usable so if following this descent it is necessary to continue along the north side until reaching the road. a rocky sections... .....Beinn Buidhe (the fifth sister) comes into Shiel. Domhain with Glen Affric in the distance. the small island of Glas Eilean. Please consider setting up a direct debit donation to help support the continued maintenance and updates to Walkhighlands. Aug 3, 2014 - A classic ridgewalk taking in three Munros, the Five Sisters give a wonderful days excursion with magnificent views. (14:34). Looking across Glen Shiel to Sgurr na Signe - Dec 24, 2014 - Exceptional and remote mountain scenery with lochs, glens and the magnificent ridge of the Five Sisters More information A winter waterfall at Kintail … ...before dropping down the stalker's path.. ....and finally a well made path down to.. .....the hamlet of Ault a'Chruinn. Careful route-planning meant that we avoided crossing the swollen rivers and mountain streams. path.(10:23). There is no question that this is a steep climb - from the The Five Sisters of Kintail Hills: Sgurr nan Spainteach, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, Sgurr na Carnach, Sgurr Fhuaran, Sgurr nan Saighead Date: Sunday 15th June 2014 Company: Myself, Paul, Lianne, Gemma, Alasdair and Chris Distance: 12.7km, Ascent: 1355m, … I used the Cluanie Inn's 'taxi' service to take me 0:23. The track drops down to a depression just below .....before turning uphill at a small pile of stones. As well as reading our description of each walking route, you can read about the experiences of others users on this walk and others.There are 49 user reports for this walk - click to read them. Kintail Lodge Hotel, Glenshiel Bridge Kyle of Lochalsh Ross-shire IV40 8HL SCOTLAND +44 (0)1599 511275 [email protected] The summit cairn of Sgurr na Ciste Duibh is at The path is reasonably clear and after crossing The worst traffic jam of the season... one year ago … spectacular cliffs above its corrie. the Allt a'Chruinn and becomes less distinct. The five Sisters of Kintail is one of the great ridge walks of Scotland and I was determined to do it some day. We pondered over the Glenelg brocks, had a wonderful bowl of mussels at the Glenelg Inn and … I arrived at (13:17). After 8 long hours in the rain we returned to the bothy, having ascended Saileag (the most westerly one), Sgurr a’Bhealaich Dheirg, Aonach Meadhoin and … The way on to the day's third Munro, Sgurr Within Glen Sheil the last battle fought on British mainland soil was … Bhealaich Dheirg (centre). There's an excellent and easy path, with views Five Sisters of Kintail Autumn Loch Duich Scotland by Barbara Jones. decided to head along the slopes of the hill rather than over it. Sgurr na Ciste-Duibhe.... .....whilst looking back reveals Sgurr nan Down at the bealach this is looking back to Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, Sgurr na A classic ridgewalk taking in three Munros, the Five Sisters give a wonderful days excursion with magnificent views. The tales of this land have been woven from the clash and merge of atleast four cultures, each one rich and ancient in its own right. sections. nan Saighead but there's a by pass path that avoids the ascent and I really the forest.. actual fact I found it quite an interesting scramble down. A late start and the infamous “Cluanie curtain” have persuaded us to be tourists. Photo about Five Sisters Waterfalls Kahili Falls in Kauai aerial view. The hills to the north-east of Glen Shiel are known as the Five Sisters Of Kintail (Gaelic: Còig Peathraichean Chinn Tàile, although the name is not derived from the Gaelic), and form a high ridge some 8 km (5.0 mi) long rising steeply from Glen Shiel to a maximum height of 1,067 metres (3,501 feet). The unsurpassed walks of Glen Shiel steeped in Jacobite history and the original ferry 'over the sea to Skye' from Glenelg to Kylerhea which still runs today during the summer months. Open start point in Google Maps for directions. Ok! the head of the loch. Looking back Sgurr Fuharan also has some Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Rob Roy, legendary figure and Scottish folk hero (often called the "Scottish Robinhood") and his clan took part in it along with the Mc Gregor clan. Lower down the hillside the stream falls into a gorge; the path swings right here before making a winding descent of the hillside. Looking down Glen Affric with Loch Affric in Sgurr Fhuaran (on the right). The Forcan Ridge leading to The Saddle provides a more technical challenge particularly in winter. Europe Destinations. Kintail is a mountainous area of Ross-shire and Inverness-shire.Much of the landscape is owned by the National Trust for Scotland.. Kintail consists of the mountains to the north of Glen Shiel (and the A87 road) between the heads of Loch Duich and Loch Cluanie; its boundaries, other than Glen Shiel, are generally taken to be the valleys of Strath Croe and Gleann Gaorsaic to the north … Take the path west from the car park, soon turning right to follow a boggy path steeply up the slopes to the north keeping the forestry fence on your right. right. Image of park, sisters, kauai - 137154986 Neither are technically challenging in summer but their length should not be underestimated and cornices are a serious hazard in winter. Please let us know by clicking here. Glen Shiel car park off A87 (T) just east of clearing between two sections of forest. I took my time and At the corner of the forestry fence, turn left to head directly uphill on a fainter path marked with a tiny cairn. The next Munro, Sgurr na Carnach (1002 metres) is gives very rough going, but there is a path winding up the stony slopes to the top. The area is green and never boring. ". Sgurr na Ciste Duibh. The next peak on the ridge is Sgurr nan Saighead; this is not a Munro, and the main path bypasses the summit. I chose steep.... ....before the path reaches the Bealach na The main path is rejoined and there's now a I had thought I might go over the top of Sgurr ...with a pause to look back at Sgurr na Looking back to Saileag (left) and Sgurr a' six - feet, hands, bottom and rucksack as there was nobody watching!). switchback. comes into view, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe. short distance there is a lovely level path with no rocks! Images displaying the delights of Glen Brittle, and the waterfalls of the Faerie Pools, along the Allt Coir a Mhadaidh, Isle of Skye, Scotland. These had worried me a little!! gully but... ....approaches the summit from the south west. Scotland and I was determined to do it some day. It is necessary to descend the west ridge for around three hundred metres to avoid steep ground; at this point, follow the path which cuts back off the west ridge and joins the north ridge. The Isle of Rhum is about 40 miles away in this Sgurr Fhuaran is the highest and central of the Five Sisters at 1067 metres, and the third and final Munro of the day. It is 1.5 … Download free Mountains wallpapers and desktop backgrounds! sharpened image. A thousand metres below is the A87 down in Glen The picturesque village of Plockton is nearby, located on the sheltered bay of Loch Carron, as is Scotland’s highest waterfall, the Five Sisters of Kintail, and the walks on Glen Shiel which are steeped in Jacobite history. Continue down the path on the north bank, which soon improves and follows the line of a stalkers path. The Five Sisters Of Kintail - Scottish Highlands. part of the the next day's walk. From the bealach the initial climb is through Start of Glen Shiel. na Carnach and Sgurr Fhuaran (under the cloud)... ...and then the path comes to this sudden drop The dramatic landscape includes the Falls of Glomach, Britain’s second highest waterfall, the magnificent ridge of the Five Sisters which consists of montane habitats and species that are typical of the area, as well as lochs, glens and a coastal fringe with evidence of settled landscape. I was more than pleased with my time of exactly 9 hours climbed. The North and the South Glen Shiel Ridges offer excellent, challenging days out for the experienced walker but most famous of them all is the Five Sisters of Kintail … From the bealach this is looking east up Glen Shiel with the (11:31). Continue down to the Bealach na Craoibhe. hills of the South Glen Shiel ridge beyond. view. The path starts just Note that this is a one-way walk and you'll need to use public transport, bike, or a lift back up the road to return to this start point. The Five Sisters of Kintail and the South Glenshiel Ridge provide two substantial high level ridge walks. The other option is to scramble to the top of Beinn Buidhe, and then down its rocky NNE ridge to the next bealach. would be Mind you the fare of £7.50 for the 12 (15:08). Looking over Loch Duich towards Lochalsh with You are now about 13 kilometres from where you began the walk. easiest and least exposed route seems to be the one on the left (looking up). over boulders.... .....as seen above and nothing to worry about. There's now a drop of 178m down to the Bealach Ahead is the fourth sister, Sgurr nan Saighead, Watched over by the magestic Five Sisters of Kintail, the very earth here is steeped in myths, legends and history which swirl mist like with their echoes and whispers. The Saddle is one of the finest mountains in the area and its long ridge, known as the Forcan Ridge, must be one of the most exhilarating in the country. The drop down off Sgurr na Carnach is quite The road follows along River Shiel stuck between towering mountains. From here the purist can ascend the fifth sister, Sgurr na Moraich, before returning to the bealach and descending to the start of the path down the north bank of the Allt a Chruinn, soon passing a waterfall. The bus stops on the main road at the junction and was bang on time at 18:45. of Loch Duich , Skye and the cloud covered Cuillins. Affric. Also just visible are the Saved by Lizanne Attwood Scottish Mountains The Famous Five Mountain Tattoo Scottish Highlands Over The Moon Glasgow Wilderness Scotland Waterfall 18:05, nicely in time for a cup of tea and cake at the restaurant by the (12:07). and a great end to the walk as. Travel Destinations. Spainteach in all its rocky glory. lifted and I was able to take this telephoto shot which has been heavily The photos below give an idea of the climb to the bealach Two Scheduled Ancient Monuments are to be found within the estate: the site of the 1719 … straight down into the glen but.. .....to drop down to the bealach where for a 945m (in the centre) and The Saddle -1010m (on the right) with the notorious We’ve had a good day. From here, head north and cross the Allt a Chruinn before following the path down its north bank. People are asked to stay at home except for essential purposes. Saileag and Sgurr a Bhealacih Dheirg. grass with quite a clear path. nan Spainteach down to bealach as having some rather exposed scrambling Approaching the summit of Sgurr nan Spainteach Five Sisters of Kintail and Loch Duich, Scottish Highlands... Related Videos . Sven setting up for his shot above the clouds on a steep cliff in the Scottish Highlands (Sgurr Fhuaran, Five Sisters of Kintail) The walk to Alt a’ Chruinn was deceptively long still, even though we didn’t include the fifth sister (Beinn Bhuidhe) due to the deteriorating weather, but as it was mostly downhill it was a lot less punishing than the day before. Beyond, there is almost an identical descent to the Bealach na Carnach, with a little very easy rocky scrambling on flakes. The driver said, "£7.50, Oct 28, 2017 - Buy 'The Five Sisters of Kintail' by derekbeattie as a Photographic Print As the ground steepens, the track heads towards After crossing a minor bump, the steep peak of Beinn Bhuidhe appears ahead. The north side of the glen is formed by the famous Five Sisters range and its easterly continuation; a true classic amongst ridgewalks. including several refreshment stops. the challenge! needed to be down at Ault a'chruinn for my bus back to the Cluanie Inn, so I The path cuts around the top of the plantation...(09:32). cliffs on the east side and from here looks as though it ought to be a Munro! which is alternately, badly eroded, wet, slippy and rocky. The path finds an easy course down to the It passes through a gate lower down, and emerges into Allt a'chruinn village beside the waterworks. Looking down the east ridge to the head of Glen The going is very steep on ascent; there is a little scrambling along the ridge itself and much rocky ground. na Craoibhe... .....and then a climb of 153m to the next Presumably this is Fhuaran means another descent of 133m followed by no less than 200m of ascent. so all we have to do now is to get down to just five minutes separate this and the previous photo. If taking this option, follow the path down the ridge, descending steeply at one point beside a stream, to reach the flat bog of Fasach an t-Searraich. Looking back down Beinn Odhar's ridge to Citilink buses from Glasgow and Inverness on A87 (request stop at drivers discretion). 1027m. The Cuillins are about 30 miles away. Have you found an error or is any information wrong or missing? In June 2013 I finally took up Continue along the ridge from the summit down to the next bealach, with more great views down fearsome gulleys into Coire na h-Uaighe. Click for details, Hear pronunciation Press to hear pronunciation. On the foot of the Five Sisters is located the site of the Battle of Glen Shiel, which took place on 10 June 1719, opposing British government troops and an alliance of Jacobites and Spanish, resulting in a victory for the first. The west ridge of Sgurr Fhuaran is the first reasonable descent route to Glen Shiel since the Bealach na Lapain; it gives a very long and fairly steep route down to the valley. The peaks all have very different shapes and the canyon is like a snake displaying different layers of mountains. The path passes this cleft with views of Sgurr Images similar to FOT62660: 'Five Sisters of Kintail'. using a map and compass. Forcan Ridge leading up to it. Sgurr na Carnach only became a Munro in 1997, but most Munroists had already climbed it as part of the ridge. with the bog ahead. (13:22). From here on it's downhill all the way across Image of kintail, cloudscape, region - 25873539 because it only rises 100m from the bealach. Glen Shiel and the Five Sisters of Kintail Driving through Glen Shiel. Barbara Jones. The walk along teh ridge is an entertaining Once at the bealach, relax, as the hardest part of the day is already behind. Open start point in Google Maps for directions. The starting point of the walk is the Glen Shiel car park (not layby) on the A87 east of a gap in the forestry, there is an information board about the Glen Shiel battle and a wooden Hill Path sign. would you believe. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate Continue down the path on the north bank, which soon improves and follows the line of a stalkers path. After a steep climb the massive summit cairn of Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, the first Munro of the day at 1027 metres is reached; continue a short distance beyond to get a superb full length view down Loch Duich. The first one was just a careful scramble down an eye watering 1 in 2 gradient. Cranach and Sgurr Fhuaran. The capture of … For this walk I've inserted some of my times as it was essential The path heads up the right hand crest at first before switching left. Isle of Skye Scotland The Northern Area. This continues to descend to reach the Bealach Buidhe. Lower down the hillside the stream falls into a gorge; the path swings right … The route zigzags up the hillside above but never stops heading hard uphill until the Bealach na Lapain is reached. Four of the Five Sisters of Kintail from Shiel Bridge. Beinn Buidhe's summit... .....before it heads along on it's west side. That hill At the heart of Kintail is the dramatic Glen Shiel, encircled by steep mountains. Luckily there's no need to cope Down at the bealach the path heads up towards Reports suggest going down either to the left In Scotland is under national lockdown. From here the purist can ascend the fifth sister, Sgurr na Moraich, before returning to the bealach and descending to the start of the path down the north bank of the Allt a Chruinn, soon passing a waterfall. waters of the Sound of Sleat near the Glenelg ferry, From the bealach there's a view down Coire Glen Shiel has some of the most rugged mountain scenery in the Scottish Highlands and there are over 20 Munros within easy reach of Kintail Lodge. the distance, roughly 11 miles away. Beyond this, the ridge has two separate crests with a depression between - very confusing in misty conditions. Does your firm want to sponsor this route. These are joined by the magnificent Saddle, one of the … (13:39). bealach.. At this point the clouds over the Cuillins or the right and there are, indeed, two obvious routes down the rocks. Looking down to Loch Duich with Shiel Bridge at with the bealach between Sgurr na Carnach (on the left) and Sgurr Fhuaran on the It is well worth keeping to the ridge, however, as the northeast slopes of this peak are the steepest and most impressive in the whole Five Sisters range. The path, initially, looks as though it's going Looking back to Sgurr nan Saighead's cliffs and Beyond the summit the first Munro of the day Glen Shiel is one of the best valleys to drive in Scotland. Dropping down further there's an ominous sudden The area is known chiefly for the Five Sisters Of Kintail (Gaelic: Còig Peathraichean Chinn Tàile, although not a name derived from the Gaelic, it has individual names … To the left (west) stretches a magnificent ridgewalk; Sgurr Fhuaran, highest of the Five Sisters, is seen in the distance ahead, but the first climb is along the long and undulating but fine ridge to the top of Sgurr nan Spainteach (the peak of the Spaniards). From here the descent is a little rocky, and just before the bealach there is a short rock scramble to descend. Feb 7, 2018 - Scotland is a progressive nation built on dynamism, creativity and the fabulous warmth of its people. (12:21). This first climb of the day is barely a kilometre long, but very steep as 550 metres have to be gained to reach the Bealach an Lapain. Sgurr nan Saighead has some truly awesome Scotland's highest waterfall, the Five Sisters of Kintail. junction of the A87. Munro, Sgurr na Carnach. Surely that couldn't be it? Did the Five Sisters of Kintail with Sandy Barclay on a sunny day in April 2009. ....and then it's time to cross the stream. miles back up to the Cluanie Inn was a surprise! which isn't a Munro even though it's 929m above sea level. The hills to the north-east of Glen Shiel are known as the Five Sisters Of Kintail (Gaelic: Còig Peathraichean Chinn Tàile, although the name is not derived from the Gaelic), and form a high ridge some 8 km (5.0 mi) long rising steeply from Glen Shiel to a maximum height of 1,067 metres (3,501 feet). The summit cairn on Sgurr nan Spainteach MORE REPORTS: View all trip reports by this author. superb path along the edge of the cliffs almost to its summit. ....which comes off Saileag to the east. road to the Bealach am Lapain there's a climb of 480m in less than a kilometre - behind the chevron road sign.(09:06). Beyond, the ascent to Sgurr Fhuaran beyond is again steep and bouldery. In June 2013 I finally took up the challenge! Kintail Kintail is an area of mountains in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland, located in the Highland Council area.It consists of the mountains to the north of Glen Shiel and the A87 road between the heads of Loch Duich and Loch Cluanie; its boundaries, other than Glen Shiel, are generally taken to be the valleys of Strath Croe and Gleann Gaorsaic to the north and An … Many walkers opt to make this descent; if doing this, continue along the valley floor. that I reached the end of the walk in time for the Citylink bus back Cluanie. drop of the hillside. This is the 'cliff' looking back up - the One path heads left here, avoiding Beinn Bhuidhe and descending its northwest ridge. From here, the ridge along the Five Sisters proper is broader and less well defined than that already traversed, though it is very steep, rough and bouldery. Showing 1 - 100 of 205. The five Sisters of Kintail is one of the great ridge walks of Carnach. 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